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FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
are looking at this stage if you are a romney voter or fan for something that would change the apparent course of the election which you look at the thing nationally and it appears to be a pretty tight race. if you look at it in the key states. president obama appears to be ahead nearly everywhere. and by a significant margins in some places such as ohio where it's several points. now, you can't say that it's over. it certainly is not straight line projections are very dangerous in politics. things can change. always on the lookout for something to change it debate might much although it hasn't happened very often. >> bill: i think it's going to happen this year one way or the other. this is the stat that i will point to the rat muffin poll has the president up by three which is good news by the president. has had romney up most of the other polling polling times however when asked are you definitely going to vote for your guy? definitely 43% in the rasmussen poll say yes for romney only 42 for barack obama. i believe if mitt romney does well and can sting the president like ronald reagan stun
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
include some romney voters who might be open to the president, but when you'd have an incumbent, you'd expect that much persuade about would be good news for the challenger, that the president hasn't been able to convince all the persuadable voters that mitt romney is, in fact, a vampire. megyn: now, we saw during the republican presidential primary that these debates really can have an effect. candidates really were forced to leave the race based on their debate performances occasionally during that republican primary, so it's no accident that we have both sides trying to lower expectations for their candidate, including most recently the president over the weekend saying this: >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers -- >> you are. >> i don't know about that, you know? who's going to put the most points on the board. >> you are! >> i -- no, no, governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. megyn: the crowd wasn't getting what the president was trying to do there. [laughter] >> well, he wasn't exactly closing the deal. he di
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
to voters take him seriously. >> gregg: i think the trick is for romney at least to come across as krebld and trust worthy and to have the better plan for the economy, that seems to be pretty clear. i wanted to point your attention to a recent bloomberg poll. one in five voters are persuadable and more of them actually tilt republican and lean in romney's direction. 41% says he has laid out a better economic vision compared to 25% saying the president has. are those folks, erin, really what both of candidates are aiming for here. they got to get some of that 20%? >> there is no question about that. how we know that is the other day president obama was campaigning down in virginia. he made that very remark. he was saying i know i have supporters out there in the audience but i wanted to talk to some of the folks who are watching on tv who may not be my supporters. mitt romney in some of his campaign remarks have said the same thing. so the mention are sounding a little more independent or centrist than they did in the past. >> gregg: what is curious and this is borne out by some of the pol
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
. republicans too seeking favor with latino voters. craig romney. the candidates' spanish speaking son on one of the many trips by the candidate, his family and surrogates all descending on nevada. obama, first lady and their surrogates doing the same, a massive effort on bothides for nevada's 6 electoral votes. >> that's why you saw my dad here friday, my mom here yesterday, we have got, you know, this is -- this state is very important to us as are many other states across the country. but this election is going to come down to just a handful of votes probably in the entire country. >> are you registered to vote? >> reporter: registering latinos, a priority where the margin of victory could be razor thin. you've been out here how long today? >> today, like five hours. >> reporter: five hours. how many people have you gotten to register? >> six people. >> reporter: that's about -- that's not very good, is it? >> i know. >> reporter: the growing latino population decisive here in nevada and across the country, if only it voted. >> the latino voter is in a sense an untapped resource in many in
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
holding a commanding lead, 56-38% among likely women voters nationwide. so why is governor romney trailing among women, and can he actually close the gap that's so important here? sabrina schafer is executive director of the independent women's forum, a nonprofit group that supports a lot of conservative principles. so, sabrina, why is that gap so big? >> well, i think that we have to be careful before we jump to conclusions. women make up more than 50% of the electorate, ander the not a 40 among juice voting bloc. we're talking about urban, rural, married, single, young, old. the reality is in 2008 mccain won married women. the problem was that obama won single women by 45 points,72-27. so single women are a critical voting bloc for president obama, and they are the basis for the war on women, for sandra fluke, for the life of julia. the question is, is that going to be enough to win him the white house again in november? jenna: so let's talk about those specific blocs and how you speak to them as a candidate. kimberly strases el of "the wall street journal" had an interesting article on
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
voters this will be his chance to cut through the noise and speak directly to voters. >> governor romney down at least in nine recent swing state polls. most regard wednesday's debate at his last best chance to win over voters. how is his message or perhaps even his tone. how is it going to be different wednesday than what we've seen and heard so far? >> look, i mean i think he's going to get a chance to speak directly to voters. he's going to talk about this is a clear choice in this election. do people want a romney/ryan ticket that is going to look to create prosperity and jobs and upward mobility for americans? or do they want more of the past four years that they have seen, which hasn't been very bright and it's been obama's failed economic policies that haven't been working. so i think this is great opportunity for governor romney to outline his plans. i don't think wednesday is a make-or-break night. i think he'll do great and i think you'll see the numbers in the polls tighten. >> i want to call your attention to some critics of the campaign on the right and the left. on fox news
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
romney because voters -- >> voters don't have the kind of negatives. he did not have 51% of people having an unfavorable view. secondly, you could say mitt romney is as good a debater all you want. gipper against mitt romney when it comes to charm, people saying i want to have this guy on television for four years, it's no contest. >> willie, following up on what mike barnicle said, the one thing mitt romney has going for him is who he is running against. there are a lot of republicans that voted for barack obama that are disappointed. there are a lot of independents that voted for obama who are disappointed. there are a lot of conservatives who don't want to vote for them this year. they just don't. that we've seen over the past month, a lot of bumbling inside the romney camp. if he turns that corner, just like reagan did in 1980, mitt romney can give all of these voters an excuse to vote for him, right? >> yeah, we talked about this yesterday on the show. if he can go in -- that's why i worry about all this talk about zingers, just stylistically. don't be someone you're not. don't come
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
likely voters. 53% to 43%. in florida, the president leads romney by nine points. 53% to 44%. and it gets even worse for romney in pennsylvania. he's trailing the president there by 12 points, john, 54-42. >> those are big numbers. the buckeye state now the undisputed focus of the campaign for barack obama and mitt romney. mitt romney making four stops in ohio this week. columbus, cleveland and toledo today. the president will also be in ohio today. making stops in two college towns, kent, and bowling green. ohio has 18 electoral votes, the seventh highest number in the nation, and we love this statistic. no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. that is why it's so important. >> mitt romney's wife ann making an appearance on "the tonight show." she was asked about the falout from romney's comments, that 47% of voters won't choose him because they're dependent on the government. >> it's very -- again it's a very frustrating thing because you try so hard to get your message out and you try so hard to let people know, you know, this is a guy that i know cares. this is
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of five national polls. among likely voters, the president has 49%. mitt romney at 46%. everybody will be focussing on how these candidates performed. the debate after the debate. well, that, of course, will rage on. what we don't see is the work that goes behind the scenes the night before. our dana bash who sat down with one of the men who is prepping romney for a debate and gives us an inside look. >> if you make a serious accusation against governor romney like that -- >> i simply suggested -- >> you need to explain that. >> you want to try again? i mean -- >> wouldn't it be nice if people didn't make accusations somewhere else that they weren't willing to defend here? >> okay. >> how critical was that moment? >> it was a huge moment in the debates for governor romney. >> why? >> because in that one sentence he was able to take an issue that others had been dogging him with and put it to rest. he was able to communicate clearly. if you are going to milwaukee the charge, make it on the stage, and that really put gingrich in his place. you know, that's happened through -- that h
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00am PDT
of the romney campaign. the obama campaign is doing it better. they are talking to more voters in ohio. that's making a difference. the hill today reporting that it's not just ohio. the obama campaign has double the number of field staff as the romney campaign and in a number of key swing states, the obama folks have twice the number of field offices. "the l.a. times" looked at the payroll numbers. they find the obama campaign is employing twice the number of staff as the the romney campaign last month at about the same cost. there are twice as many people working on the obama campaign if you exclude the $200,000 the romney campaign paid out in bonuses to its campaign officials last month, the romney's payroll number was still roughly the same as president obama's even though president obama had double the number of boots on the ground. fewer romney staff but they get paid a lot more. there's a reason president obama is ahead in the last 20 national polls. there's a reason he's up by eight in the latest "washington post" poll in ohio. his campaign is doing more and whichever way you squint a
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, a trend that could give president obama an edge over governor mitt romney on election day if republican voters don't think they can close the gap. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel reports now from washington. >> go up and down, we have plenty of time. >> history shows late september leads can evaporate by election day. in 1968, hub bert humphrey was down 15 points to richard nixon. while nixon won it was by less than 1%. in 1976, jimmy carter had a lead over gerald ford. after three debates, ford cut the lead to five points and led in the final gallup poll though narrowly lost. in 1980, carter maintained a consistent advantage over ronald reagan, but the final presidential debate changed everything leading to a reagan landslide. with polls now showing president obama building a lead over mitt romney in key battleground states, a democratic pollster and consultant who worked for jimmy carter says finding the right sample to survey can be tricky. >> we know from the exit polls and others, the republicans tend to respond to these polls less than oftentimes, particularly from
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, but they've got to have romney connect to this working class voter in ohio, wisconsin, iowa, three states in particular where he is struggling. it's been all over the midwest has been a problem for him, even before the 47%. and mathematically, it's a problem for him in the electoral college. and so that's sort of how i'm watching this. the obama campaign knows it. and i think you're going to -- i'll be curious to see tonight, who says the words -- the number "47" more. president obama or mitt romney in defending himself, if you will. who's saying 100% more, which has been the romney line on this. so ultimately, i feel like that is the sort of stylistic substance, if you will combine it, if you will, that i'm watching tonight and seeing how romney does this. >> chuck, in terms of how much that 47% remark hurt mr. romney, i think part of the reason that it hurt so badly is because it dovetailed with the personal attributes of mr. romney in terms of him being a really wealthy guy. the questions about his own tax status and things like that. the question of how much his tax plans will help we
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
% of voters who say they're undecided, they could change their mind. romney's challenge is to show why his proposals will make their life better and why the president doesn't deserve another chance. there was an interesting group last week in ohio with voters who packed the president in 2008 but aren't sold this time. it shows some think the president isn't to blame for the economy. they also don't know much good about romney thanks to the negative ads romney's campaign has been outspent two to one in swing states. in the debate romney can talk to the voters, give specifics and contrast that with the president's record. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in denver. >>> both candidates are trying to protect themselves for any verbal slipups. as bill plante reports, that kind of moment doesn't happen very often. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. if the conventional wisdom is the president is leading and romney needs a game-changer, what may the debate do to allow that? ever since the first debate ever in 1960 and the regular debates which began in 1976, these-bates produc
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
to the campaign trail we go. governor mitt romney appealing to voters in the battleground state of the commonwealth of pennsylvania. he spoke at the valley forge military acaddie where he hammers the president on the looming fiscal cliff and proposed cuts to military spending. john roberts is live in wayne, pennsylvania. >> reporter: a very famous place here. valley forge. governor romney today was talking to students, faculty and supporters about what the potential effects of those cuts to defense and the looming sequestration would mean. he says he don't know how anyone who wanted a career in the military could vote for a president who wants to cut the military. and there are civilian implications as well. there are estimations 40,000 jobs could be lost here in pennsylvania as a result of those cuts. governor romney continued to press president obama on his record on the economy today as well. telling college students not just here but across the country. the people who suffered from such a high rate of unemployment. who they vote for this election year is a very important thi
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-class voters in 2008 have gone down by three percentage points. again it doesn't appear that romney is able to turn the demographics tie in his favor. he's not doing much better among the white working-class voters according to the polls i've seen. he's made some progress on the outside margin that obama got 14 points in 2008 among the college graduate voters but he's not making nearly enough voters to take the state and if you break it down geographically the denver metro area is about half the vote in the state but that looks very similar in the polling data as it did in 2008. finally, the poster child for demographic change in the united states and how it's been shifted pretty rapidly over time as the great state of nevada. obama is running ahead of though not nearly as far as he did in 2008. but it still will cut off on my monitor but you can see an incredible increase of nine percentage points for the share of eligible voters who are minorities according to the data between 2008 and 2012. that's a massive demographic tide against the republicans and you can see there's been a decline o
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney 49 to 45. the president's lead is primarily due to women voters. they're breaking for him 56-2 right now. while men favor romney 52-42. no question the obama campaign is targeting the ladies. >> i find such a champion in president obama and which is why i passionately support him, specifically because i'm a woman. >> he also has the story that i can tell my daughter because it shows that no matter where you start out, you can work hard and you can do whatever you put your mind to. >> it's a story that touches me and one that is very familiar to me with how i was raised, you know, and our mom was a single parent. she had spectacular dreams for herself and us girls. >> bill: with us now, fox news analyst monica crowley and alan colmes. where are women breaking for the president? >> barak obama is leeing hugely among unmarried women, but among married women, romney is actually leading by 6 to 8 points. that being said, the president does have overall a big lead among women and i think it's largely because he is had enormous success in trying to get women's attention after 2010.
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in a choice for the voters between the romney obama agenda. >> gregg: all right. carl cameron, thanks very much. >> president obama arriving in las vegas moments ago. we'll have a live report a bit later in the newscast. >> heather: meantime, controversy growing over the deadly attack in libya. into new calls investigation in assault that killed chris steens and three other americans. more questions are being raised over the obama administration's official version of what happened. top lawmakers are demanding answers. steve centanni is live in washington with more on this. >> reporter: one is bob corker a member of the foreign relations committee saying the benghazi incident is more bizarre every day. he wrote a letter to the director of national intelligence. it says 18 days ago the administration judged it was appropriate for our consulate to be lightly guarded. what has changed in libya such a short time that our f.b.i. agents, most elite personnel cannot safely enter the city? meantime, republicans kept up the drum beat on the administration's response and the president's foreign polic
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
in general has not arrested the attention of casual voters who remain locked into the economy and in many cases, ideology. mitt romney would be smart to seize on the libyan controversy as part of an overall competence challenge to mr. obama. if the economy remains bad and it does just check outearnings from ford and gm today, and america's overseas strategy is wobbling, which is seems to be, governor romney should have some heavy verbal ammunition to use in the debate tomorrow night. for his part, the president will remain steadfast that everything is going according to plan. >> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq, i did. i said we're going to wind down the war in afghanistan. we are. and while a twin tower -- while a new tower rises above the new york skyline, al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. >> bill: but according to the american commander in afghanistan, al-qaeda fighters are again causing trouble in that country and the terror group might even be responsible for murdering ambassador stevens. talking points believes many voters are still persuada
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. a new quinnipiac university poll of likely voters shows president obama leading mitt romney by four points, 49-45. >> last night in denver, romney was endorsed by local football hero john elway. romney told the crowd that the debates will be crucial to the campaign. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. and the american people are going to have to make their choices as to what kind of america they want. >> jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in denver. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. this is romney's moment. the campaign knows the stakes here. of course, he's done this before. there were those 23 debates in the republican primaries, but this is different. it's one-on-one, and part of his debate prep has been working on that head-to-head match-up with senator rob portman playing president obama. on the campaign plane the other day, romney came back to talk to reporters and i asked him point-blank if he thinks he can win. he said look, the president has been trying to fool people
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
interested voters are with romney is because, a lot of romney supporters are driven by deep dissatisfaction with obama. so what i think will happen as we get close tortes election is a lot like what happened in 1980, where the voters tend to break and they tend to break hard in an election like this. i think that given the environment, they will break away from the incumbent. >> we hear anecdoteally that we have the v.p. debate will have more comedic. which debate will be the most? >> the first presidential. it's the first time to see mitt romney and president obama. >> joe biden will say anything, which is why he is so enjoyable. he says everything -- >> so much to that debate against sarah palin. if you recall, they wanted him to be careful. same thing true with the paul ryan debate. >> i think the v.p. debate will draw comparisons to four years ago, which is a blockbuster debate. >> all right. thank you fore weighing in, great to see you. see you wednesday night. the first debate showdown is just 3 day away. what is your advice for the candidates ahead of the debate in denver? tweet us y
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
no republican has won the white house without it, and bad news for mitt romney: it's tilting toward president obama. but mitt isn't having it, trying to get ohio voters to the right by focusing on the economy. >> with incomes going down, every year, every year going down, down, down. prices of electricity up and health insurance up and the cost of gasoline, having doubled, these are tough times. even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. cheryl: so what would a tax plan under a romney/ryan administration look like? rich edson breaks it down for us. rich? >> reporter: well, cheryl, democrats call it a giveaway to the rich at the expense of the middle class. republicans say they're wrong, and this morning governor romney defended his tax plan. >> by the way, don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes because i'm also going to lower deductions and exemptions. by bringing rates down, we'll be able to let small businesses keep more of their money to hire more people. >> in the end the details are really up to congress. romney's proposed cutting every t
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 2:15pm EDT
up to about 2 million. for mitt romney to win the presidency he has to change about 0 million mines. he has to take 2 million of those voters in change and million of their minds. actually ferlies do. a very small number. do you realize that the campaign will spend approximately $2 billion on each side, more than $2,000 per vote will be spent. into those campaigns -- and three other states matter a little bit. michigan, nevada, and mexico. if they come on for its home state son romney, the election is over. nevada, new mexico, very difficult to imagine going for romney at this point. it might go in a landslide. at the they will, but that's not where you bet the farm. here's how you get to the romney 270. he is going to win florida, and i know you follow the polls, some of you do. it says it neck-and-neck. the head back appoints. in fact of the sophisticated polling to run the is significantly ahead in florida, going to not have to put marco rubio on the ticket. it is a state that is fundamentally a republican state and growing more so as demographic changes continue to increase. the
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
yourself from governor romney to appeal to voters, specifically here in massachusetts. being " -- being too close to him may be a problem. [applause] >> as you know, in the second- most bipartisan member. i take pride in that. i was also proud to stand with him when we did the hiring veterans bill. of course, i will stand with the president. when he does something well, i praise him. >> you are not assessing yourself from governor romney? >> he is all over the country. i am here in massachusetts. when i said he will head of the economic issues as well, we certainly need to focus on his economic issues. in a $16 trillion national debt we have runaway deficits each and every year. we need to have the people down there and focus in a bipartisan matter. we do not need blood and teeth in the streets. we need people will find solutions. >> in this state, the legacy of senator kennedy is well known. part of that legacy is being able to compromise and work with republicans. can you name republicans in the senate that you are able to work with on big issues that the country faces? >> probably richar
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that debates can shift a broad swath of voters is a real myth. most debates with the exception of 1960 with kennedy and nixon have not changed large groups of voters. if you are obama and make a big mistake or mitt romney comes up with one of my lines like where is the beef. look, i think obama has expectations way too high on debates. he hasn't debated in four years. >>neil: you are lowering the expectations. >>guest: i am trying my best because your audience, particularly, as massive as it; i want them to understand that mitt romney has had 24 debates and president obama has had none. >>neil: do you get along on "the five," or do you have food tasters? >>guest: we get along well. >>neil: i don't believe it. who do you hate the most? >>guest: i don't hate anyone. and i love you and all the people on "the five." the star of the "the five" is the show the >>neil: okay. i go along with that. day that was here trashing you yesterday. >>guest: if she was trashing me it was in jest because you trash me in real time and all i can say is, are we at the end of the segment yet? leave the gun an
Current
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
, we saw front runners annointed by the media and campaign bosses, senator clinton and governor romney was presumed to be the nominee back then. in both parties we saw the voters take the whole process back from the bosses and the media. >> that's true. >> no one thought barack obama and john mccain would be the nominees in 2008. >> that's true. i don't know necessarily about barack obama i thought john mccain would be. >> the new hampshire primary was a big upset. >> if you look at 2000 and don't realize that he won 49% against george bush. if you look at the early stages of the primary hiring staff, mccain had all the top notch people in his team. he fired a lot because he ran out of money but he had most of the good people that you would want on your team on his team. romney the same way this time around. republicans have a habit of picking people who have run and lost before. there has only been george w. bush since 1976 has been nominated in the republican party without having previously run for and lost the nomination. >> very good point. >> we've only had one ticket, excluding t
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